Prof. Klaus Tochtermann, Director of the German National Library of Economics – Leibniz Information Center for Economics, gave a first presentation on the EDaWaX-Project.
Knowledge Exchange is a co-operative effort that supports the use and development of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) infrastructure for higher education and research.
The Knowledge Exchange partners express a common vision based on four national strategies:
‘To make a layer of scholarly and scientific content openly available on the Internet.’
Making this vision a reality means creating the building blocks for a European information environment that is outstanding in its support of research and higher education, bringing Europe together while extending the reach of European research and teaching around the globe. The partners work together on activities in the field of Open Access, Licensing, Repositories, Research Data and Virtual Research Environments.
The Knowledge Exchange partners are:
- Denmark’s Electronic Research Library (DEFF) in Denmark
- German Research Foundation (DFG) in Germany
- Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) in the United Kingdom
- SURFfoundation in the Netherlands
For the EDaWaX-Project this meeting has been a nice occassion to present our community-driven approach for making the results of economic research replicable. Further it has also been an interesting meeting to see how other projects and institutions in the EU cope with the challenges in their respective scientific disciplines.